While medical professionals are under an enormous amount of stress to perform their jobs, patients expect that procedures are in place to protect them from negligence. There are, unfortunately, situations that arise in which an individual will need to seek the guidance of medical malpractice lawyers in Florida. The following are 7 situations that may require the services of a medical malpractice lawyer.
- Lab Mix-Ups
There have been cases of “cancer” patients having disfiguring surgery or having gone through painful treatments in an attempt to save their lives or at least give them a few more months. Due to test result mix-ups some have discovered they never had cancer to begin with.
- Given the Wrong Prescription
Prescription medication can be as powerful as street drugs. Given in the wrong combinations or for the wrong illness these medications could prove to be lethal. This can sometimes be the fault of the doctor or of the pharmacist. It may take a skilled attorney to research the case and understand the best course of action for the patient.
- Injuries Received During Surgery
Injuries received during surgery could include having items such as scissors left inside of an individual or even the amputation of the wrong limb. These types of injuries can be devastating and change a person’s life forever.
- Being Awake During Surgery
This sounds like something out of a horror movie, but unfortunately it does happen on occasion. There have been cases where patients have been awake during a surgical procedure, have been unable to talk or move, and have felt the pain of the surgery. This would be a case where a patient should seek out the advice of a qualified medical malpractice lawyer.
- Receiving an Incorrect Diagnosis
Specific treatment options are dependent on the diagnosis given. Finding out several months or even weeks after a particular treatment has started that the diagnosis was incorrect can mean the difference between life and death.
- Fertility Clinic Mishaps
While fertility clinics obviously can’t guarantee a healthy baby will be born after visiting their clinic, they should be able to at least mix the right sperm with each egg. When your child belongs to a stranger instead of your significant other this situation requires the help of a medical malpractice lawyer.
- Symptoms That Are Ignored
Getting in to see a doctor can sometimes mean waiting weeks or months to be seen. There have, however, been cases when individuals have been in obvious distress when waiting in an emergency room and medical workers have failed to provide the adequate care.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the previous situations, you may need the services of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Florida to get adequate compensation. Cameron, Gonzalez, & Marroney are professional attorneys with years of experience in several areas of law. Their practice includes family, business, and criminal law, as well as personal injury. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a possible medical malpractice contact Cameron, Gonzalez & Marroney for a free consultation.